She can't stop pacing, she never felt so alive
Her thoughts are racing, set on overdrive
It takes a village, this she knows is true
They're expecting her and she's got work to do

He helplessly stands by
It's meaningless to try
As he rubs his red-rimmed eyes
He says, I've never seen her get this bad

Even though she seems so high
He knows that she can't fly
And when she falls out of the sky
He'll be standing by

She was raised in a small Midwestern town
By a charming and eccentric loving father
She was praised as the perfect teenage girl
And everyone thought highly of her

And she tried everyday
With endless drive to make the grade
Then one day she woke up to find
The perfect girl had lost her mind

Once barely taking a break, now she sleeps the days away
She helplessly stands by, it's meaningless to try
And all she wants to do is cry
No one ever knew she was so sad

'Cause even though she gets so high
And thinks that she can fly, she will fall out of the sky
But in the face of misery, she found hopefulness
Feeling better, she had weathered this depression

Much to her advantage
She resumed her frantic pace
Boundless power, midnight hour
She enjoyed the race

Lyrics submitted by Idan

About to Crash Lyrics as written by John Petrucci John Myung

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    General CommentSix Degrees of Inner Turbulence is actually one 42 minute song and it describes 6 different mental ilnesses. This section happens to be about Manic-depression, where a person can be hyperactive and flying high one day and "crash" into severe depression the next.
    Fluxon April 28, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's about manic-depressive disorder. Pretty much describes itself.
    thedanman344on January 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHey, is it just me, or can anyone else hear a phone ring at 1:12?
    domino_pon August 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song so much...I know it sounds selfish, but it describes who I am to a T. It's about a girl who everyone praised as being perfect, and she believed it, but couldn't hold up the image, and she's losing her mind because of it...and becoming so depressed at times because she doesn't feel like she can hold up that mask, yet she doesn't want to let everyone down because she's 'PERFECT'. And then there are those times when she feels so happy that everyone's pleased with her, that she's doing what they tell her is the right things, that they still think she's perfect, she feels like she can fly...but she'll just end up crashing and burning. And then HE's there to catch her...^_^.
    sukireruon June 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know what you mean...cause I feel this way too. Sad thing is, tryin to please everyone is one hard habit to break...

    I took a quiz and this song is actually "my theme song" or what not...ironic
    serendipity625on June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat Song(s)

    According to Mike Portnoy
    The Six Degrees Inner turbulence songs is about Mental Illness.

    Haaseraceron August 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe beginning piano part resembles Biaxident (LTE), doesn't it?
    f15x28on February 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmm not really, Biaxident reminds me of Final Fantasy 7 Aerith theme, but yeah, but this song doesn't describe you people to a T, it's pretty close for a lot of people, but it is about manic depression, or bi-polar syndrome, which causes quick changes of chemicals in the brain changing mood. The father is the one who has to watch this girl go through all this, and he sits back and feels he can't help. She then of course as the lyrics state, comes back out of depression, then back in, much like people with bi-polar syndrome.
    Stillborn2000on September 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a girl who has bipolar disorder.
    2006200720082009on December 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think it's a phone ring. I can definately hear something. Maybe a really distorted scream, or the breakes of a car.
    C.X.on October 06, 2007   Link

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